emeritum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin ēmeritum (a thing earned upon completion of a term of service), a substantive use of the neuter singular form of ēmeritus (earned, merited, having been earned; served, having done one’s service), the perfect passive participle of ēmereō (I earn, I merit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

emeritum (plural emerita)

  1. (Ancient Roman historical) A bounty awarded to a soldier upon the completion of his term of service.
    • 1854: Johann Joachim Eschenburg, Manual of Classical Literature, page 275
      At the expiration of the term of service, the soldiers received a bounty or donation in land or money, which was sometimes called emeritum; those who had served their time out being also called emeriti.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēmeritum

  1. accusative supine of ēmereō

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “emeritum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre